Yale’s Friends of Music Undergraduate Competition presents its two winners in Sudler Hall February 21

Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and violinist Jessica Oddie to perform in recital

A recital in Sudler Hall will feature soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and violinist Jessica Oddie, the two winners of the annual Friends of Music at Yale Undergraduate Competition. The recital will take place at 3 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2010 in Sudler Recital Hall in WL Harkness Hall. Both performers are undergraduates in Yale College who study with Yale School of Music faculty.

Lucy Fitz Gibbon

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano

Fitz Gibbon, who is a guest artist in Yale Opera’s upcoming production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, will perform Poulenc’s Fiançailles pour rire, Richard Strauss’s Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67, and Elliott Carter’s Warble for lilac-time, written in 1943.

Oddie, a winner of several violin competitions who has soloed with such ensembles as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will perform two movements from Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C major for solo violin; three short pieces by Fritz Kreisler; Saint-Saens’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; and Brahms’s Sonatensatz. The two will perform together in Mozart’s Schon lacht der holde Frühling, KV 580, for soprano, violin, and piano. They will be joined by pianist Ryan McCullough, a graduate student at the University of Southern California.

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Published February 12, 2010
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Vista program offers a fresh look at chamber music by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and Brahms

vistaThe Yale School of Music presents Vista: A Fresh Look at Chamber Music on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 4 pm in Sprague Hall. Part of the School of Music’s renowned chamber music program, Vista features diverse student ensembles that have been selected and coached by faculty. Each ensemble not only performs but also offers insight into the music through spoken commentary. Wendy Sharp is the coordinator of the chamber music program and the director of the Vista series.

This Vista program will offer music by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, and Brahms. Dariya Nikolenko, flute, and Yun-Chu Candy Chiu, marimba, will play Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. Igor Pikayzen, violin; Kyung-Mi Anna Preuss, cello; and David Fung, piano, will present Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67. The third ensemble – Anastasia Metla, violin; Mathilde Geismar Roussel, viola; Mo Mo, cello: and Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto, piano – will perform the Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60.

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Published February 12, 2010
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